I am using the trial version of Flex Builder 3 to create a
new project (File/New/Project/FlexBuilder/Flex Project).
In the New Flex Project window, I enter the project name,
select "web application" as the application type, and select
"ColdFusion" as the server technology. The "Use remote object
access service" is checked, and "LiveCycle Data Services" is
In the next screen - in the server location, I enter
"Standalone" as the installation type, the webroot is
"c:\inetpub\wwwroot," and the root url is "
http://127.0.0.1" (I'm using IIS, so
I'm not using port 8500). This is the screen where I see error at
the top - "LiveCycle Data Services is not installed at the
specified location." But I made sure LiveCycle Data Services was
installed when I installed ColdFusion8, and "Enable Remote Adobe
LiveCycle Data Management access" is checked in the ColdFusion
Also, I went back in the New Project dialog and changed the
server option to "ColdFusion Flash Remoting", and I was able to
create a new project. However, now I cannot connect to my
datasources using RDS configuration - I keep getting the error
"Unable to connect to localhost".
What is missing? Any help on either of these topics would be
appreciated. If I can get this to work, it would justify the
purchase of the full version.
I assume from your post that you installed ColdFusion 8 onto
your local machine because you're using 127.0.0.1 as your root URL.
During the installation you have to select to install RDS (which
isn't checked by default) AND LiveCycle Data Services; LCDS prompts
for a serial number, but defaults to a "free" single-CPU license
after 120 days.
I had to completely uninstall Coldfusion 8, and reinstall
(twice) to make sure EVERYTHING was checked/selected for Flex 3 to
be happy. Try removing the "localhost" default entry for RDS and
creating your own with the IP address of your PC. Since you're
running IIS (locally, right?) then RDS should be looking on port
80, and I think the RDS entry for "localhost defaults to using port
8500. Once you give it your PC's IP and the password for RDS that
you create when you installed CF8, you should be able to do a
successful test to ensure that RDS is even listening. When you
selected to install to IIS (rather than install CF8's own web
services) did you also specify "All Websites"?